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Charmed (Reboot) Review

This Review contains spoilers!

What a spectacular time for TV shows! Though the beloved Game of Thrones is over, there’s plenty of room for new shows, new seasons, remakes, and adaptations. I’m late to the party, as usual, but thanks to Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, I can play catch-up before the new seasons arrive. Now, to be fair, I wasn’t even going to watch this show. I was stuck in my ways, and I didn’t want to see any new faces as The Charmed Ones, originally created by Constance M. Burge. As far as I was concerned, no one could ever replace Prue (Shannon Doherty), Piper (Holly Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), and Paige (Rose McGowan). Well, this show didn’t even try to replace them. The remake, created by Jennie Snyder, Jessica O’Toole, and Amy Rardin, did something better! They developed new, original Charmed Ones! And let me just say, they are pretty awesome!!

A lot to catch up on, so let’s just dive right in:

The show starts off with the two younger sisters, Mel and Maggie, and their mother, Marisol. Their mom, who’s been drinking, gives off a monologue about how she loves her daughters, they are special, lovely, beautiful, wonderful, spectacular, and stronger together. These weren’t her exact words, but you catch my drift, right? We’ve all seen a scary movie, so we know this is a recipe for the grim reaper. The sisters go about their ways, only to later receive texts from their mom to come home. They rush home and find her dead(like accidentally took a tumble out of the attic window, dead).

Fast forward, Mel(the “older” sister, but actually the middle), knows their mom didn’t actually fall out of the attic window, though no one believes her, and blames it on the a a a a a alcohol… 🎶. Mystery #1 right off the bat! Soon after, we’re introduced to the actual older sister, Macy, who just moved to town, comes to the family manor, meets her sisters, shows them a picture of baby Macy with their mom, and then BOOM, sparks happen. Like an actual spark that blew out the power in their house.

Soon after, their powers start manifesting, and now the show starts to get good!!

We’re introduced to their white-lighter(teacher/protector of witches) Harry, who explains that the sisters are actually witches, CHARMED witches, the strongest of the strongest, and their mother was actually murdered. This is one of the many GOOD twists of the show, especially when they find out who/what did it!

Their powers are pretty much like the original Charmed.

The oldest sister Macy (Madeleine Mantock) is really badass! She’s a telekinetic witch with demon blood, so her powers are amplified. She has a PhD in molecular physics, and works in a lab. She’s pretty awesome, and probably my favorite!

The middle sister is Mel(Melonie Diaz). She’s outspoken, doesn’t take any shit, and devout feminist. She’s also a graduate student. She can freeze time, and doesn’t waste any time on using it!

The youngest, and more outgoing, sister is Maggie(Sarah Jeffery). She’s a college freshman and sweetheart, being the first one to accept Macy as her sister. She is a telepath, being able to read thoughts. This is different from the original, where Phoebe had premonitions.

Throughout the series, the sisters are introduced to various demons, mythological creatures, a HALF human/demon, and a HALF witch/white-lighter. The reason why I capitalized those is because if you’ve watched the original, you know that Cole was the half human/demon and forbidden love interest of Phoebe. This show uses that theme – And better, the half demon hybrid’s(Parker) dad is one of the main villains. The half witch/white- lighter, in the original, was for the introduction of Paige. This show introduced a completely new, non Charmed One, for the role, and she’s actually pretty cool. She’s apart of a secret group of witches called the S’Arcana, and becomes a love interest of Mel. You also have the Elders, a group of ancient witches, able to do incredible things – such as creating white-lighters. This is different from the original, who’s Elders were ancient white lighters.

The battles throughout the show are amazing. One thing I really LOVED about this remake is that they introduced new types magic. They introduced the religion Santería, and magic used in this practice. This type of magic was able to assist the Charmed Ones. Necromancy is also pretty big in this show. This really set the show apart from the original!

Overall, this show is amazing! The Charmed Ones battle a huge variety of demons and even evil witches. You don’t really know who the good guys are, and that even goes for the actual good guys. Remember, Macy(eldest sister) has demon blood. 😉 That’s another thing, they deal with the issue of why she was abandoned, and the creators do it in a big way!

This show has definitely done well with separating itself from the original. The characters are very lovable, the magical battles are intense, there’s a lot of mystery, heartbreak, and everything you need for a wonderful show! The original Charmed will always be in our hearts, but this is a worthy remake, and quite frankly, stand-alone show!

The show is on hiatus, but you can catch it on Netflix! Season 2 premieres on the CW- October 11, 2019 at 8:00PM(ET). Plenty of time to catch up, and I highly recommend you do. Check it out, you’ll definitely be in for a satisfying treat!

Mixture of Dreams Part Six

It means no worries, for the rest of your days. The big-hearted Giant, has just woken up, from an enchanted phase. An unusual prince, he appeared to be. Beautiful colors of the wind, he could see. With cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels…magic carpets flying, and Cruella De Vil with a poodle. The Giant was truly at awe, with his new colorful palace. A unique land of wonder, he met a friend named Alice. They traveled through a rabbit hole, to reach the Pride Lands. What fun they both had, visiting the stunning motherland.

As the Giant woke up, with a big smile on his face. He was surrounded by mandrills, all in his place. Five little monkeys, jumping on the bed. “Hmmmm…..” The Giant thought, “did I hit my head?”

He looked around, and saw a little rabbit hole. He woke up AGAIN, wait, not this loophole. The moon was still high, illuminating with light. It was still the wonderfully mysterious night. He closed his eyes, dozing into wonder. This Giant, hopes that all of you wonderful writers, have a great slumber.

Beyoncé -Spirit (The Lion King)

Wow, can I just say WOW, what an experience with Beyoncé’s new music video, Spirit, from Disney’s The Lion King!

Now, to be fair, I haven’t watched the new Lion King yet. I like to wait until the hype goes down. Call me the tardy guy. 🤞🏾😜

With that being said, this video is a work of elemental art. From the emotive dancing, to the beautiful lyrics, the colorful scenery, and the appearance of Blue Ivy, everything fit together perfectly. It felt like Mother Nature birthed out this video.

Can we talk about the dancing? Did it have anyone else dancing, or trying their best to move with spirit?! If it did, we were doing this together. Listening to this song, you can’t help but to sing and dance. The choreography is amazing, add Beyoncé’s remarkable vocals, and you have a showpiece.

This video will have you high off life. Everyone has probably watched it, though if you’re like me, and always late to the party, I definitely recommend you catch this masterpiece.

The Lion King premiered last Friday, July 19th, in the US. I’m going to wait to go see it – probably give it another week. Until then, here are the showtimes for anyone that hasn’t seen it. If you have seen it, let me know how it is!

I’m going to go watch the Spirit music video for the millionth time!

Fear

Bound by chains so strong, it modifies through the timescale. It wraps itself around like a warm blanket. Trying to comfort, trying to ensnare. It’s the spy in the room. Never caring about what’s in the way. It’s only game, is to sway.

Don’t want to feel pain? It’ll bury it deep. Don’t want to express yourself? It’ll help hide your speech. It has known you longer than anyone else. It helps protect your health.

The relationship is built on trust. It gives advice. It acts like a therapist. Credentials? Who cares? As long as it sounds good, there’s no need to question it’s authority. It has this sense of superiority. It knows it’s a disease, yet it doesn’t care. It wants to continue blinding, hoping you won’t share.

Random of the Day: Vacation

All I ever wanted. And vacation, damnit, I got it!

I’ve been wanting to get away for some time. Sometimes, moving away is for the best, whether physically or mentally. What about moving spiritually? In one of my previous posts, I talk about meditating, and how it has changed my life! Well, Spirituality is the vacation I went on. It was amazing. If anyone ever feels lost, a little distant, missing someone, or even wondering where did everything go wrong, I highly recommend this vacay!

What I did was very simple, anyone can do it. I decided to fast, to cleanse my system. This wasn’t my first fasting, so I was prepared. Next, I gathered some sage to rid my home of any negative energy. The last items needed for my vacay was lavender incense sticks, which I used to calm my mind. A cheap vacation! Never knew of such a thing! 👌🏾🤞🏾

For my activities, as soon as I woke up, I meditated, went to the park, walked for a few hours, fed the ducks, meditated, and then went home. Once home, I opened the windows and doors, then burned the sage. Afterwards, I burned the lavender incense, and meditated again. That’s literally all I did.

Focusing on myself with nature’s help is the best vacation I’ve ever went on. I recommend a spiritual vacation. This spirituality vacation helped to instill what I’ve already been learning. Materialistic stuff is nice, but it’s not needed to be happy – that can be the newest car, the best cell phone, the best clothes, or even a picture perfect relationship. It’s not needed. I’m thankful for my loved ones. Their love is a blessing. I’m thankful for any situations I’ve ever been in. New knowledge is a blessing. I’m thankful for being able to walk this Earth with all of you – the best blessings.

Vacation is over, and I’m very excited to write again and read everyone’s posts!